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Drop-In Thursday Gardening - Armstrong-Kelley Park

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ORGANIZATION: The Trustees of Reservations

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The Armstrong-Kelley Park -- both the oldest and largest private park on Cape Cod - is a beautiful eight and a half-acre site of specimen trees, walkways, trails, gardens, Liam’s train, and a Japanese Koi Pond. Gardeners of all levels of experience are welcome. We’ve got the tools and plants, what we need is more hands-on-help.

Gardeners normally meet Thursday from 8:30-11:00 during the growing season and 12:30-3:30 during the winter months. Alternate work schedules are available. If you’re a working person, or consider "adopting" a small area that you can maintain on your schedule.

Not interested in getting your hands dirty? You can help us with events, membership drives, and more! Or help us with kids’ activities which run throughout the summer. Help us advertise the park putting your writing skills to the test. There’s lots of ways to participate in this amazing community gem!

To learn more and sign up online, visit our website here: Gardening - Armstrong Kelley Park https://volunteer.thetrustees.org/opportunity/a0C3b00000fkrDq/drop-in-thursday-gardening-akp

Benefits:

  • Helping to create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive community
  • Providing families the opportunity to engage outdoors with their children
  • Connecting and networking with like-minded staff, visitors and volunteers
Responsibilities (may include but are not limited to the following):
  • Communicate effectively with staff and other volunteers
  • Help answer questions about the Park
  • Working with staff to assess gardening needs
    • Weeding, deadheading, edging beds, pruning, planting
    • Seasonal garden tasks such as raking and mulching
    • Ability to work as part of a team while following directions
    • Adherence to The Trustees safety and COVID-19 protocols
    • Sign-up for your availability
Time Commitment:
Winter schedule: Thursday afternoons 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Growing seasons: Thursday mornings 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Sign-up for one session or as many as you like!

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About The Trustees of Reservations

Location:

200 High Street, Boston, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

The Trustees of Reservations preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.

Description

Who We Are

We are more than 100,000 people like you who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting them, for everyone, forever.

Together with our neighbors, we protect the distinct character of our communities and inspire a commitment to our special places. Our passion is to share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures we care for.

What We Do

We enjoy and care for more than 100 special places - nearly 25,000 acres - all around Massachusetts. And we are actively building an extended family of friends and neighbors across the state that can help in their different ways.

What We Are Up Against

Through more than 100 years of hard work and high standards, The Trustees have built a sterling reputation and a stunning physical legacy.

Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. We need to tap the wellspring of people’s joy - in their communities, their heritage, and the natural world - and mobilize a whole new generation to care.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Environment
Community, Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

675 Main StOsterville, MA 02655

(41.62849,-70.38052)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Time Commitment: Winter schedule: Thursday afternoons 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Growing seasons: Thursday mornings 8:30 am – 11:00 am Sign-up for one session or as many as you like!
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and to kneel, lift up to 10 pounds, pull and dig. Ability to walk on a variety of surfaces.

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